Saturday, January 10, 2015
Utility Bills Due - 8:00a - 4:30p
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Utility Bills Due - 8:00a - 4:30p
Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Utility Bills Due - 8:00a - 4:30p

Welcome to Emory, Texas

Emory is the County seat of Rains County, the fourth smallest County in Texas! According to the 2010 Census, our City population is 1,239.
The City of Emory is pleased to announce you can now make debit / credit card payments ONLINE for your utility bills and municipal court fines.

October 21, 2014 Agenda

2013 Consumer Confidence Report


Corrected June 17, 2014

Adopted Budget FY 2015

Click Here to view Adopted Budget FY2015

2014 Property Tax Rate

Emory Police Department - Volunteer Storm Shelter Information

The Emory Police Department is collecting information from property owners who have a storm shelter.
To assist first responders in locating citizens trapped in shelters during severe weather and other emergencies.

Please download and print form and return to Emory City Hall.

Utility Rate Schedule
Effective March 15, 2014

Utility bills due on 10th of month.
To avoid termination pay by the 20th.
The City DOES NOT grant Extensions.

Emory Business Park - click here to view map

Community Activities

Community activities include Eagle Fest, an annual event each January featuring guided bus and barge tours to Lake fork to spot eagles, programs with distinguished speakers, and live bird demonstrations.
Rains County Founders Day Festival is held on the first Saturday in May as a community celebration of the heritage of Rains County.
Mid-September is the Rains County Fair, a week-long old fashioned county fair including Classics Round the Square a Classic Car Show around the square on the last Saturday of the county fair. 
The Annual Hometown Hero's Motorcycle Fun Run & Barbeque is held in October. This is a  fundraiser sponsored by the Rains County Area Law Enforcement Association & Blue Knights Chapter VIII to benefit county-wide emergency first responders.
"Trunk or Treat" is held October 31st, around the Rains County Courthouse Parking Lot. Businesses, Organizations & Individuals are invited to gather around the Courthouse to pass out candy & treats from the trunk of their vehicles. 
The first Saturday in December will be our annual Christmas on Square featuring vendors for early holiday shopping, visit Santa & Mrs. Claus at 6pm. A Christmas parade followed by the Tree Lighting in our City Park!

For more information on events, call the City of Emory at 903-473-2465.
Water Restriction Guide
STAGE III Severe / Mandatory Restrictions

(a) Irrigation of landscaped areas shall be limited to designated watering days between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 10:00 a.m. and between 8:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight and shall be by means of hand-held hoses, hand-held buckets, drip irrigation, or permanently installed automatic sprinkler system only. The use of hose-end sprinklers is prohibited at all times.

(b) Use of water to wash any motor vehicle, motorbike, boat, trailer, airplane or other vehicle is prohibited except on designated watering days between the hours of 12:00 midnight and 10:00 a.m. and between 8:00 p.m. and 12:00 midnight.

(c) The use of water for consumption purposes from designated fire hydrants under special permit is to be discontinued.

(d) Operation of any ornamental fountain or pond for aesthetic or scenic purposes is prohibited except where necessary to support aquatic life or where such fountains or ponds are equipped with a recirculation system.

(e) All restaurants are prohibited from serving water to patrons except upon request of the patron.

(f) The following uses of water are defined as non-essential and are prohibited:

    1) Wash down of any sidewalks, walkways, driveways, parking lots, tennis courts, or other hard-surfaced areas;
    2) Use of water to wash down buildings or structures for purposes other than immediate fire protection;
    3) Use of water for dust control;
    4) Flushing gutters or permitting water to run or accumulate in any gutter or street; and
    5) Failure to repair a controllable leak(s) within a reasonable period after having been given notice directing the repair of such leak(s).

Click here to view the Water Restriction Guide
Contact Information
City Hall
Phone: 903-473-2465
Fax:     903-473-2110

Municipal Court
Phone: 903-474-9003